Save Greenwich Neighbourhoods
Relieving Traffic Congestion in Greenwich Residential Areas and Why We Should Support RBG Low Traffic Neighbourhood Schemes
In the last ten years or so, traffic apps have led to a 72% increase in traffic on London's residential streets and a reduction in traffic on the main
roads. Our roads have become unsafe and log-jammed and we fully support RBG and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods to encourage a move away from car use for local traffic and to encourage walking and cycling for a safer and healthier Greenwich.
As surrounding neighbourhoods have received piecemeal Low Traffic Neighbourhood-style measures over years, West Greenwich became the last remaining pocket with minimal traffic reduction measures. Its narrow streets were left vulnerable in the morning and especially evening peaks and also at all times during the weekend.
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With unprecedented number of drivers taking to the roads, re-opening residential roads cannot be the solution regardless of where you live in Greenwich Borough.
This was a typical evening peak (a Friday 7:15pm) with cyclists and traffic joining the very narrow Crooms Hill from Greenwich High Street and Burney Street.
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Bus mounts narrow pavement in gridlock on Crooms Hill
Can't get to our homes
West Grove evening peak
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Typical eastbound log jam from vehicles rat running through Maidenstone Hill or Blissett/Winforton St to avoid Blackheath Hill only to re-join at West Greenwich.
Narrow section makes it very difficult for residents returning home. Safety issue for the many St Ursula school girls who cross this area to reach the bus stop on A2.
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